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50+ Inspirational And Motivational Quotes To Help You Increase Your Focus

Updated: Jun 26, 2023


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In today's fast-paced world, focus has become a scarce commodity. With distractions coming at us from all angles - smartphones, social media, endless notifications - it can be difficult to stay on track and get things done. That's why it's important to cultivate the ability to focus, shut out the noise, and concentrate on what's truly important.

But how do we do that?


Many great minds have shared their thoughts on focus, and their words can inspire and guide you. From business leaders to spiritual teachers, athletes to artists, countless quotes offer insight into staying focused and achieving your goals.


One of the most famous quotes about focus comes from Steve Jobs, the legendary co-founder of Apple. Jobs famously said:


"The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle."


This quote reminds us that focus isn't just about willpower and discipline but also passion and purpose. When we're doing something we truly care about, it's much easier to stay focused and stay the course.


Another great quote comes from author and entrepreneur Jim Rohn. Rohn said:


"Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment."


This quote highlights the importance of discipline in staying focused. Without discipline, even the most talented and motivated individuals can struggle to stay on track and achieve their goals. But with discipline, we can build habits and routines that help us stay focused and progress towards our objectives.


Athletes know a thing or two about focus, and basketball legend Michael Jordan has a great quote on the subject. Jordan said:


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"My father used to say that it's never too late to do anything you want to do. And he said, 'You never know what you can accomplish until you try.'"

This quote is a reminder that focus isn't just about staying the course - it's also about taking risks and pushing ourselves to see what we're truly capable of.


Of course, focus isn't just about work and achievement. It's also about being present in the moment and finding joy in the simple things in life. The poet Rumi captured this idea beautifully when he wrote,


"The quieter you become, the more you can hear."


This quote reminds us that sometimes the most important thing we can do is simply be still and listen, allowing ourselves to focus on the beauty and wonder of the world around us.


These 50 great quotes about focus can inspire us to stay on track and achieve our goals. Whether we're building a business, pursuing a creative endeavor, or simply trying to be more present in our daily lives, cultivating the ability to focus is key to success and fulfillment.


So let these words be a guide and a source of motivation as you work towards your own goals and dreams.



50 inspirational quotes to increase your focus

  1. The sun's rays do not burn until brought to a focus." - Alexander Graham Bell

  2. "Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have twenty-four hour days." - Zig Ziglar

  3. "Success is focusing the full power of all you are on what you have a burning desire to achieve." - Wilfred Peterson

  4. "The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus." - Bruce Lee

  5. "When you focus on problems, you'll have more problems. When you focus on possibilities, you'll have more opportunities." - Zig Ziglar

  6. "Stay focused, go after your dreams, and keep moving toward your goals." - LL Cool J

  7. "The key to success is to focus our conscious mind on things we desire, not things we fear." - Brian Tracy

  8. "Focusing on one thing and doing it really, really well can take you a long way." - Kevin Systrom

  9. "Focus on what you can do right now, not what you can't do right now." - Anonymous

  10. "Focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it." - Greg Anderson

  11. "The successful man is the one who finds out what is the matter with his business before his competitors do." - Roy L. Smith

  12. "It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer." - Albert Einstein

  13. "Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts." - Winston Churchill

  14. "The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today." - Franklin D. Roosevelt

  15. "The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle." - Steve Jobs

  16. "You can't depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus." - Mark Twain

  17. "You can do anything if you have enthusiasm. Enthusiasm is the yeast that makes your hopes rise to the stars." - Henry Ford

  18. "I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do." - Leonardo da Vinci

  19. "Effort and courage are not enough without purpose and direction." - John F. Kennedy

  20. "The best way to finish an unpleasant task is to get started." - Anonymous

  21. "If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy and inspires your hopes." - Andrew Carnegie

  22. "One reason so few of us achieve what we truly want is that we never direct our focus; we never concentrate our power." - Tony Robbins

  23. "What you focus on expands, and when you focus on the goodness in your life, you create more of it." - Oprah Winfrey

  24. "The difference between successful people and very successful people is that very successful people say no to almost everything." - Warren Buffett

  25. "The successful person makes a habit of doing what the failing person doesn't like to do." - Thomas Edison

  26. "The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall." - Nelson Mandela

  27. "Don't be pushed around by the fears in your mind. Be led by the dreams in your heart." - Roy T. Bennett

  28. "The focus should be on the audience and the message, not on the medium." - Amy Jo Martin

  29. "Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together." - Vincent Van Gogh

  30. "The secret to success is to know something nobody else knows." - Aristotle Onassis

  31. "Focus on your strengths, not your weaknesses. Focus on your character, not your reputation. Focus on your blessings, not your misfortunes." - Roy T. Bennett

  32. "What you focus on determines your reality." - Anonymous

  33. "You cannot swim for new horizons until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore." - William Faulkner

  34. "The more intensely we feel about an idea or a goal, the more assuredly the idea, buried deep in our subconscious, will direct us along the path to its fulfillment." - Earl Nightingale

  35. "To be successful, you have to have your heart in your business, and your business in your heart." - Thomas Watson Sr.

  36. "The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle." - Steve Jobs

  37. "The successful man is the one who finds out what is the matter with his business before his competitors do." - Roy L. Smith

  38. "To achieve great things, two things are needed: a plan and not quite enough time." - Leonard Bernstein

  39. "The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today." - Franklin D. Roosevelt

  40. "Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work." - Steve Jobs

  41. "The sun's rays do not burn until brought to a focus." - Alexander Graham Bell

  42. "Focusing is about saying no." - Steve Jobs

  43. "You can't do big things if you're distracted by small things." - Anonymous

  44. "I don't focus on what I'm up against. I focus on my goals and I try to ignore the rest." - Venus Williams

  45. "Success is not a matter of mastering subtle, sophisticated theory, but rather of embracing common sense with uncommon levels of discipline and persistence." - Patrick Lencioni

  46. "Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful." - Albert Schweitzer

  47. "The more you know yourself, the more clarity there is. Self-knowledge has no end." - Jiddu Krishnamurti

  48. "The mind is everything. What you think, you become." - Buddha

  49. "Your focus determines your reality." - George Lucas

  50. "Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment." - Jim Rohn


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Conclusion

Focus is a crucial ingredient in achieving success and fulfillment in life. Whether we're pursuing a career, building a business, or simply trying to be more present in our daily lives, focus is essential to achieving our objectives and finding meaning and purpose in what we do.


By cultivating our ability to focus, we can build powerful habits and routines that help us stay on track and make progress towards our goals.


So let us remember the wise wonderful quotes of those who have come before us, and let their insights guide us on our own journeys. By staying focused and committing ourselves to our goals (no matter what), we can achieve great things and make a difference in the world around us.


Thanks for reading!

Laurence Zimmermann


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